Mobile Dental Clinics
Ostrow provides dental care to underserved areas — both urban and rural, from Bakersfield to the Mexican border — through our mobile clinics.
USC Mobile Dental Clinic
For more than 50 years, the USC Mobile Clinic has served children in need in Central and Southern California. Today, our mobile clinic fleet is the largest in the nation, outside of the U.S. military. A required dental rotation for all DDS students, the USC Mobile Clinic is often cited in exit interviews as one of the greatest assets to our students’ education.
USC/QueensCare Mobile Dental Program
Ostrow partners with QueensCare to provide comprehensive dental care to low-income children in grades 2-5 in Hollywood-area elementary schools. The program cares for more than 5,000 children each year with two mobile dentistry vehicles.
Neighborhood Mobile Dental Clinic
Ostrow’s collaboration with the Neighborhood Mobile Dental Clinic provides dental treatment to children from kindergarten through third grade at USC partner schools. Many of the 10,000 children at 15 local elementary schools have never seen a dentist until our mobile dental clinic arrives at their school. This has become one of the signature programs of the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign.
Children’s Health and Maintenance Program (CHAMP)
Through CHAMP, Ostrow faculty, students and staff travel to preschools; community events; and Women, Infants and Children centers throughout Los Angeles County to provide dental screenings to children from newborn to age 5, administer preventive fluoride treatments and provide families with oral health education.